Posted by Long John Killer in what game are you playing right now (Started by Shunu December 09, 2009, 09:37:27 PM
So....first and foremost, I adored this game front to back. It is likely sitting at my game of the year, only it's competing with A Hat in Time, Doom Eternal and FFVIIR I played this year, so yeah, good games all around. Despite that large number I gave prior for just one level, albeit an intentionally super hard challenging one, the even bigger total for the game as a whole was 9000+ deaths at 60 hours and still I never really felt cheated out of any of those deaths due to bad game design, just my own failings. That's a great feeling in a platformer, hell, video games in general, and amusingly fitting enough there's an underlying thread lining message of learning through failure in both gameplay and story to push you to do better. It was just overall a very GOOD game without spoiling beyond the officially public materials, I see why it got all those 10/10s and was up for GotY two years ago.
....But since that news article, I found myself scrutinizing every scene and background material to fit into the developer's intended takeaway, and again, I can see it much more clearly (There's a bit at the end of the DLC that implies it more heavy-handedly) but I kinda liked it better as vague enough to fill in your own headcanon. I was picturing, like, she caused an accident that killed a family member or something, stemming from her panic attacks or something. Ah well, it's not really a "negative', just strange to hear the impact of the finale when still only half-way through initially, painting the rest of the story before I get there.
Anyways, I need to find a new game to start up from the backlog. Something easy and less twitchy-into-perfection. Like Yooka-Laylee. Or Dark Souls.
Oh also Celeste's OST is fantastic.
Considering buying the three albums digitally just to support them.